How is this for a coincidence? The same day vector control officials announced the discovery of yellow fever mosquitoes in Los Angeles County, UC Irvine promoted a lecture on a strategy to eradicate disease-spreading mosquitoes worldwide.
It's that time of year again: Hatch chile season is right around the corner. And while expat New Mexicans have always lined up for green chile to assuage their homesickness, the peppers have started to worm their way into the hearts of non-New Mexican Californians. Here is a running list of this yea ... More >>
Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada took center stage at a town hall last night hosted by the East Street Community Renewal Initiative (ESCRI). Residents gathered at the Eli Everything & More thrift store to hear him out on gangs, policy and oversight just months into the job. On the home turf of her ... More >>
With a name like Pee-Wee's, you sort of expect some tongue-in-cheek humor. What we got was a Joe Vieyra, a man with some serious work ethic. His schooling included endless hours with the family businesses, plus influences from a some well-established brands. Of course, you'll still find some humor. ... More >>
An undercover Drug Enforcement Adminstration (DEA) operation investigating a conspiracy to annually import from Mexico more than 75 kilograms of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin into Southern California has resulted in a severe punishment for one of the drug dealers. In pre-sentencing maneuverin ... More >>
In the annals of Lenten celebrations ala Carnaval and Mardi Gras, few match the desmadre that is the pachanga that happens during Easter weekend and the week that follows in Jerez, Zacatecas, the ancestral home of our Mexican-in-Chief and tens of thousands of other Mexican-Americans in Orange County ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans always vote for Mexicans?
See the update at the end of page 5 on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department defending the use of "hot gas," which could have sparked the cabin fire, on the suspect.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 9:48 A.M.: The word coming out of the Los Angeles Police Department this morning is meant to apply to t ... More >>
A peek inside Orange County's most exclusive medical-marijuana club, one no one wants to join
When interviewing a chef at their establishment, there's always the possibility that we'll be interrupted by one of their staff and our meeting will be cut short. In the case of Ryan Adams, it was quite the contrary. He assured us that interruptions wouldn't occur in their private dining room (a.k.a ... More >>
Edelmira Corona was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in state prison, closing the book on the murder-for-hire case reportedly born from co-worker Deborah Ann Perna's jealousy and hatred toward her brother, who was taking the reins of the family trucking business. The only one of six defendants who d ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAArmando MaciasUPDATE, SEPT. 1, 1:26 P.M.: Superior Court Judge Francisco Briseno today affirmed the death sentence for gang member Armando Macias, the triggerman in a bizarre family murder plot in 2002.A jury that convicted Macias in April for his role in the slaying followed up ... More >>
¡Co-lom-BIA!Celebration of Colombia's Independence Day officially kicked off ten days early on Sunday at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim with the Festival Colombiano O.C. The day-long event featured food & drink stands, gift booths, musical stylings, and more sombreros volteados than you could s ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus, are there Mexican Jews?
Courtesy of OCDAArmando MaciasUPDATE, MAY 19, 6:08 P.M.: A jury today recommended that gang member Armando Macias, 35, of Lancaster, receive the death penalty for his role in a bizarre family murder plot in 2002.It was Macias who "executed" 44-year-old David Montemayor, who was fleeing after bri ... More >>
Brandon FergusonSome say the sport of roller derby is experiencing a resurgence--but it probably never really went away. Though its 1970s heydey has long since passed , the commitment to the sport demonstrated by the girls who don old-timey skates, fishnets and knee pads is impressive.
Cholos aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in the criminal marquee, but the actions of the pendejo at right take the tamale for sheer stupidity. Anthony Garcia was a seeming run-of-the-mill hood when Los Angeles County's sheriffs arrested him for a routine traffic stop and took the snapshot at rig ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAArmando MaciasUPDATE, APRIL 21, 5:56 P.M.: A jury in Santa Ana today found Armando Macias guilty of murder--a conviction that could bring the 35-year-old Lancaster gang banger the death penalty.Macias was part of the family murder plot of businessman David Montemayor, 44, of Buena ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 6, 10:01 A.M.: 24-year-old Mark Allen Vasquez of Pico Rivera pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing Tuesday to various charges related to an incident outside Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa that left a U.S. Marine hospitalized in critical condition.Vasquez faces felony charges of ... More >>
David MontemayorUPDATE, MARCH 28, 9:34 A.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) today goes for a third death penalty conviction and sixth and final conviction overall in the 2002 murder of a Buena Park man that was set in motion by his sister, who was jealous he was being handed ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Happy Independence Day to America's favorite country!
Deborah Perna, who was the office manager at her family's trucking business, was jealous that her father intended to pass control to her brother, who she was also convinced was stealing from the company. So, the 53-year-old Anaheim resident arranged to have her brother whacked. Today, a second ga ... More >>
UPDATE: Orange County District Attorney statement on the charges against Colin and Stuart say that he texted her instructions on how to tie down and withhold food and water from children (see end of post) . . . A man who works with troubled children and is pursuing his masters in teaching at Cal ... More >>
Orange County Register: Not only did your sales tax rise today, but the federal tobacco tax more than doubled. . . . Orange County health clinics for low-income residents will receive federal stimulus dollars. . . . Former Garden Grove police chief Frank Kessler, 76, pleaded guil ... More >>
A Simple Story: If you lived here, youd be homeless by now
'My combined Mexican-Guatemalan ancestry ranks me somewhere between a syphilitic Chihuahua and Hitlers missing left nut!'
A conversation with a police report on admitted pederast Eleuterio Ramos
Promoters say Riverside cops put them out of business